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An artist’s impression of the new 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital

New £353m hospital will mean boost for economy

George Osborne has announced approval for the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital to be built on vacant industrial land in Smethwick.

Dentists are forced to remove all the rotting milk teeth from some children in a 'massive parenting failure'

Parents 'fail' children as many lose all their teeth

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Some youngsters are undergoing hospital operations to remove all 20 baby teeth, according to Dr Nigel Carter.

George Osborne

Plans approved for new £353 million hospital

Chancellor George Osborne announces approval for the new hospital in Smethwick during a visit to the Black Country

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Sector push sees profits rise at SGH Martineau

The Birmingham-based firm, which also has an office in London, posted full-year revenues of £27.5 million and profit of £6.8 million, which it said "exceeded expectations"

Steve McCabe MP

MP calls meeting to help save walk-in centre

Steve McCabe backing residents fighting to stave off move of walk-in centre to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Whistleblower Dr David Drew

Sacked NHS doctor welcomes whistleblowers' charter

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced an independent review to "boost safety and transparency and openness" in the NHS.

City law firm named on NHS property panel

Browne Jacobson has been appointed to the NHS Property Services' legal services framework panel

Row over cost of bringing ambulances back to Solihull

The town’s ambulance station closed last September and ambulances were moved to a new site in Erdington

Neil Aitchinson

Widow's campaign after husband’s 'shocking' care

Linda Aitchison lost her husband Neil two years ago to secondary skin cancer, which had spread to his lungs, liver, spine and finally his brain.

Joanne Ellis, partner at Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons' healthcare team claims award for second year running

Firm wins 'Legal Advisors of the Year transactional (Private)' award at the HealthInvestor Awards 2014


It's OK to be fat AND fit says city's health champ

Birmingham's health champion has said he's happy for people to be fat - as long as they get some exercise.

Aston University

Aston University's new £60m medical school to tackle child death blight

Institute reveals ground-breaking plans to launch new training and research hub for next generation of local doctors

The 43-acre Selly Oak Hospital site

Developer sought for vast Selly Oak Hospital site in Birmingham

The 43-acre site is being described as the largest residential/mixed-use development opportunity to come to the market in the city in the last 10 years

Dr Chris Upton

Trouble afoot for those who need to use city podiatry

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The Birmingham community healthcare website proudly boasts "citywide access to podiatry - all in one place".

Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

Doing more with less - if we're clever

Whoever wins the General Election, will have to make tough choices on spending.

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Better ways to spend HS2 cash

During the HS2 debate in Parliament, it was not denied that the cost for the project has now risen to £50 billion.

Dr Raj Mattu who won a tribunal against Walsgrave Hospital after he warned cardiac patients were dying unnecessarily

Whistleblowers sacked by NHS demand inquiry

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Group of doctors write to senior health official calling for judge-led investigation

Drink-related crime is a fifth higher in Birmingham than the rest of the UK

Alcohol shortens men's lives by over 12 months

  • NHS

New figures reveal drink-related health crisis across the Midlands

Justine Greening MP visits Islamic Relief

Justine Greening joins Islamic Relief anniversary celebrations

The MP met staff at the international office and discussed developments in Syria and Afghanistan, where Islamic Relief and the Department for International Development are involved in aid projects

Dame Yve Buckland, new chairman of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham

Royal Orthopaedic appoints first female chairman

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Dame Yve Buckland is former head of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement


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